Lily Leialoha Perkins, American humanities educator, writer. Member Association Social Anthropology Oceania, Association Literary Scholars and Critics, Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Pacific Arts Association, University Pennsylvania Alumni Association (Hawaii chapter), Mount Holyoke Alumni Association (Hawaii chapter). Academy of American Poets (member) c.2012 - ; Hui O Na Våhine Honua
(Earth Women's Collaborative (Lit.), c.2005- .
Perkins, Lily Leialoha was born on March 5, 1930 in Lahaina Maui, Hawaii, United States. Daughter of Samuel Umi and Margaret Malia (Kaa'a) Apo.
AWARDED HAWAI'I AWARD FOR LITERATURE 1998.
LEIALOHA A. PEREKINS, PROF. EMERITA ENGLISH AND ANTHROPOLOGY, AWARDED JOINTLY WITH ROLAND F. PERKINS, PROF. EMERITUS IN CLASSICS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES, DESIGNATED FELLOW, 'ATENISI UNIVERSITY, NUKU'ALOFA, KINGDOM OF TONGA,
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature cum laude, Boston University, 1957. Master of Science in Library. Science, Simmons College, 1959.
Master of Arts in English Literature, Mount Holyoke College, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Folklore and Folklife, University Pennsylvania, 1978.
Catalogue library Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1959-1961, Smith College, Northampton, 1965-1966. Instructor English Northeastern University, Boston, 1966-1968. Library Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, 1973-1974.
Associate professor English and Anthropology Atenisi University, Nuku'alofa, Tonga, 1980-1986. Instructor Hawaiian studies University Hawaii-Leeward, Pearl City, 1989-1994. Assistant professor Hawaiian studies University Hawaii-West Oahu, 1994—1999.
Coordinator International Oral Traditions Program, Honolulu, 1994. Co-founder Hui O Na Vahine Honua Earth Women's Collaborative International, 2004.
16v. Oral and written family accounts Makekau Clan 1819-2017
Photos, Genealogies, Letters, Clippings, Statistics, Work papers, lists of books, song compositions, sports excellences, arts, sciences, community works. World wide. Begins in Hawai'i and Scotland.
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Author: Natural, 1979, Kingdoms of the Heart, 1980, Cyclone Country, 1987, Other Places, 1987, The Firemakers, 1987, The Oxridge Woman, 1998, Histories in Stone, Wood & Bone, 1999, How the Iwa Flies, 2004, Ancestor's Crossing, 2005, The Balloon Hearted Whale, 2005. Founder, editor Journal Hawaiian and Pacific Folklore and Folklife Studies, since 1990, Kamalu'uluolele Publications, since 1979, Hui Kumulipo, 2005.
Member Association Social Anthropology Oceania, Association Literary Scholars and Critics, Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Pacific Arts Association, University Pennsylvania Alumni Association (Hawaii chapter), Mount Holyoke Alumni Association (Hawaii chapter).
Music playing violin, swimming, walking, travel, meeting people.
Married Stephen G. Mark, 1954 (1966). Married Roland Francis Perkins, 1971. Children: Mark 'Umi, Kele Douglas.
The Roland and Leialoha Perkins Lecture 2nd lecture annually), 'Atenisi University,
Kingdom of Tonga
Recipient Funding award for initiating Journal ...Recipient Funding award for initiating Journal HawnPac Folklore Folklife Studies, Hawai'i State Legislation, 1984-1986. Named First Joint Doctoral Interne in Culture Learning Institute, University Pennsylvania to East-West Center, 1974-1976, Excellence in Teaching award 1994, Hawaii award for Literature, Hawaii State Foundation Culture and Arts, 1998. Grantee for oral tradition studies National Endowment for the Humanities, 1994.